Well, we had a great Christmas. Last night, Little James was very very excited to open his 'one' gift. Our tradition. He had his gift picked out since last week. "The ONE" was a gold box with a cream ribbon sent from Grandma Pat and Grandpa Larry in Michigan... they rock by the way. Well, he could not wait. Right after dinner he was so thrilled to open it... he ripped it open and squealed........... "Hungry Hungry hippoooooooooossssssss". I thought he might pass out. He held it up for us to see, and said, "Oh can we open it, can we play".... "Please, Please, Please!" He was so full of excitement that I suffered through my migraine... yes migraine, and played a rousing 5 games of Hungry Hungry Hippos. Then I went to bed. (We played about 10 times today as well)
This morning was a rough start for me, but the boys waited for me, and they made breakfast. They are sweet. Then my sweet 4 year old passed out all the presents... I took a picture of him with all of his. He opened his gifts, telling who each was from, and was thoroughly excited about each and every one. The very first one he was dying to open was a "huge" one from Grandma... Once again, he squealed.... It was "spike the dinosaur", his super #1 on the wish list. I thought he might pee himself, and I must admit, Spike is pretty cool. I played with him a little bit.
From us this year, he got a Wii and the Batmobile he asked for... which was a BIG hit. pheeew. Our gifts are usually chop liver compared to the Grandparents and friends that spoil him rotten. But he happen to like the Batmobile a lot. He loved ALL of his gifts... he got a TON. But he is really excited about every one, and has played with all of them.
After gift opening, Grandpa Jim came over, with another bag of toys (like Santa). And James exchanged gifts with Grandpa and then we had dinner. Big James made a prime rib roast and fresh veggies/mashed potatoes etc. It was fabulous.
Then I layed down to rest, while three generations of Henahans' played Wii...
Well, we made it home today!!! We named the baby, Arelia... James Paul was adamant that that would be her name. So it made the decision easier. He is a proud big brother! We are here at the house, if anyone wants to stop by, we are always here! I can not drive, etc for 2 weeks! Arelia really likes her new home, she has been awake most of the day, staring at all of her things, it is quite adorable.
Well, having the stomach flu was not conducive to being pregnant... I went into labor late Thursday night. I had her at 3:47 in the morning on Black Friday! I am in the Hospital recovering today... My Birthday... suppose to be out to dinner, and getting things ready for her birth... ON MONDAY... but she is here now, I will post pictures soon. Still haven't named the poor thing!
Just in time!!! James got his monster today! He had to stay home from school with the stomach flu :( So it was nice to have a little surprise in the mail. He really loves the monster that he created himself. He was excited to see all of the parts he picked out!!!!
Well... we just did the most fun thing!!! James and I won a Custom Monster from CurlyQ Cuties from Bloggy giveaways!!! As soon as the gift certificate landed in my inbox he was READY to build his monster. This is so fun for the little Monster lover... which my child is! I can not wait until his monster arrives in the mail... he also LOVES to get mail! So he will be thrilled. This is a 4 year olds dream!
Pink Poison is having a contest for BOYS! I read the directions to my 4 year old son, and he was REALLLLY excited to play! He really got into it!!!
Here is he is making his card... he knew just what to do! He chose the best mates set, and he said it looks like "Mom, Me, & my baby Sister, When she comes", he even stamped a sentiment... "you arrrr the greatest!" Afterward, he told me the card was for ME!!! The inside is a picture of Me, HIM and a shelf of stamps!!!! He knows what I love!
This post is not about politics... It's about my 4 year old son. He is amazing. He tells me today, while eating a dinosaur Peanut butter sandwich... thanks Renie... that he just watched Barack Obama. Oh really I reply. Yup, he says, he was on the news! Oh, I say. He then informs me that after that, something boring came on so he turned it.
Now I must say that I just love love love the way my son says Barack Obama... its all one word, and its super cute. He has also informed his father and I, that "kids picked the president". Gotta love Nick Jr. He has been very involved in this election process... he wants to know, "which team is ours." and how much points did John McCain get and how much points did the winner get?
He talks about it a lot, and the fact that he was watching CNN, listening to Barack Obama speak... just amazes me. The fact that Barack Obama kept his attention amazes me... not to mention the fact that we didn't even know he knew the name of our President Elect. We were trying to introduce the idea to him... we said... "Did you know we have a new President?" He abruptly replied... "Oh yea, BarackObama, Kids pick the President."
Pink Poison is finishing up their Card making Olympics tonight! Lots of fun! I didn't have the motivation to participate very much this week, I uploaded a few cards in the spirit of fun! I couldn't resist the chance to play with these fun stamps!
The new Anya's made their Debut today... well, they are available today. Get your hands on some fast!
There are 41 Cards here: (It's all I had time for, I also only used scraps for these cards - that was my own addition to the challenge, made it a little hard for me, but used up some of my scraps )
Unity has a fabulous Blog Hop and day of fun called "Hip Hop" every Thursday, if you are a stamper you should not miss it!!! Well, it seems that the Unity addiction spills over into the rest of the week! This week I did all of the SCS Challenges with Unity Stamps this week. Well the week starts on Friday, cause Thursday is day we all look forward to!
Friday's challenge was limited supplies! I followed the parameters, and used this fun little alien set, that my son just loves!!!
Saturday's Challenge was to use inspiration from this Etsy Store! She had some gorgeous items in the store
Sunday's Challenge was to case a card from the gallery of the fabulous scs stamper Ink-E!
Monday's Challenge was to Use Twinkling H2O's.
Tuesday challenge was to use the colors Chocolate Chip & Pink Pirouette.
Wednesdays Challenge was to use a sketch provided. I also used the set I won from Unity's Hop!!!
The Unity Wednesday Challenge was to use something clear and to include Ribbon!
Today I made a Gift Tin from a coffee Tin that my hubby actually gave me when it was empty!!!! Even he knows the value of a good altered Item!!!! The Tin is full of goodies for a friend and the Anya Card was made just for her!!!!!
Flourished Christian Symbols Stamp Set on ex cushion, also any of the ornare templates sold on this site. Nestibilities Sunflower, labels 4, large Deckled Rectangles, inverted scalloped circles, large octagons, large scalloped octagons, floral accents, Impressionabilities (any), any borderabilities, curved rectangles, daisy head, butterflies 2, stars 5
My first Anya Card. I love these Pink Poison stamps! This is my attempt to creat an Anya Card. I colored her with Copics, and paper Pieced her some! I used SU Chocolate Chip, Pink Piroutte & Bella Rose Pattern paper. I used my new Martha Stewart Punch for the border.